Letter from Senator Patrick Leahy to FBI Director Mueller re: FBI Withholding of Information

The document is a letter from Senator Patrick Leahy to FBI Director Robert Mueller, regarding the FBI's withholding of key information about the abusive treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody overseas.

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Letter
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Tuesday, December 21, 2004
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'COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY. •
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-6275
:December 21, 2004

The Honorable Robert Moeller
Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
•Washington, D.C. 20535 .

Dear Director Mueller:
ALL INFCPEATIO3I CONTAINED
HEREIN. IS UNCLASSIFIED
DATE 015-10-2009 BY 55179 DMH/STW

I. am terribly disappointed in your failure to iiaforin me of the infornia.-6.6n available to you
and your top assistants of abusive treatment of prisoners in U.S.-custody overseas. I. •
directly asked you at the Judiciary Committee hearing on May 20, 2004 whether-any of
your agents encountered objectionable practices irivolving•the treatment of prisoners in •
. 'Iraq, Afghanistan or Guantanamo .Bay. I sent you 'follow up written questions that .
remained unanswered:for several months and another follow up letter on October 29, •
2004, that is, likewise, unanswered: You.could have no doubt of my interest and concern • .
„regarding these matters. 'My previous confidence in you has been severely undercut by
1-ny feacling in TheNew Yorle“.aitii6it.the Goverment has prodUbed in court.
• proceedings FBI memoranda and emails. that you and your senior staff were receiving
about abusive practices that, you have not previously made IcaoWri to me. If you have any
explanation,for your failure to respOnd to my inquiries, please provide it without anther
• • delay. •
Sincerely, '
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11300
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69